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2023 DCEG Fellows Awards for Research Excellence

, by Maura Kate Costello, M.A.

Headshots of winners: Kelvin de Andrade, Carolyn Brandt, Vicky Chang, Jessica Madrigal, Elisa Pasqual, Harsh Patel, Jaimie Shing, Shuai Xie

Top: Kelvin de Andrade, Carolyn Brandt, Vicky Chang, Jessica Madrigal

Bottom: Elisa Pasqual, Harsh Patel, Jaimie Shing, Shuai Xie



The DCEG Fellows’ Award for Research Excellence (DFARE) recognizes the outstanding scientific research performed by DCEG fellows and provides funding for travel to scientific meetings or conferences. These contributions may include formulating research ideas, developing study designs, conducting fieldwork and analysis, or interpreting results. Each of the recognized fellows also must have played a major role in drafting a manuscript.

2023 DFARE Winners

Kelvin C. de Andrade, Ph.D., M.Sc. - “Prevalence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic germline TP53 variants in population sequencing databases: A genotype-first analysis”

Carolyn Brandt, B.S. - “Socioeconomic status and rural disparities in second primary cancer risk among breast cancer survivors in the United States”

Vicky Chang, Ph.D., M.P.H. - “Glyphosate exposure and urinary oxidative stress biomarkers in the Agricultural Health Study”

Jessica Madrigal, Ph.D., M.S. - “Quantifying sociodemographic inequities in exposure to point source carcinogenic industrial air pollution emissions across the United States and Puerto Rico”

Elisa Pasqual, M.D., Ph.D. - “Obesity, obesity-related metabolic conditions, and risk of thyroid cancer: the Sister Study cohort”

Harsh Patel, Ph.D. - “Massively parallel functional assessment of cell-type-specific and smoking-relevant candidate causal variants underlying lung cancer susceptibility”

Jaimie Shing, Ph.D., M.P.H. - “Incidence of HPV-associated cancers among disaggregated Asian American and Pacific Islander ethno-geographic regions and ethnicities”

Shuai Xie, Ph.D., M.P.H. - “Occupational exposure to organic solvents and risk of bladder cancer”

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